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It’s an exciting weekend for followers of professional boxing with two huge shows just hours apart. Gennady Golovkin makes his long-awaited comeback to take on Ryota Murata in Japan with two versions of the middleweight title on the line. That’s a bout Triple G is expected to win and move a step closer to the fight we all want to see in 2022, the trilogy with Saul Alvarez.
In the United States, followers of the noble art welcome back another of their favourite sons when Ryan Garcia returns to the ring for the first time since beating England’s Luke Campbell in Dallas last January.
There were a few concerns that Garcia may not fight again, but he appears to have fallen back in love with the sport following that brief break-up and is ready to make up for lost time and get his career firmly back on track ahead of what will be a huge year for the sport.
The leading betting apps are offering odds on both the Golovkin and Garcia bouts, and with the fights shown live on television to a global audience, we have a hectic Saturday in store. Golovkin is expected to win in Japan without too much fuss.
We’re suggesting another knockout in the middle rounds against a Japanese fighter with a modest record that suggests he’s in over his head. The Garcia bout is a little more interesting from a betting perspective, so we concentrate on that contest in this weekend’s live boxing review.
Bookies have created and published betting odds for the Garcia v Tagoe bout, allowing registered members to make predictions and place bets. As well as the fight winner betting, the leading sportsbooks also serve up a host of exciting specials. Have your say on the method of victory, winning round, total rounds, group round betting, and specials like to be knocked down and win. Many of the pre-fight betting markets remain live throughout the course of the contest, allowing you to gamble in-play.
Ryan Garcia by KO/TKO (-1200)
This is Garcia’s comeback fight after a brief rest, and it looks set up for him to win in style.
He’ll want to show what he has learned during his time out of the ring, but he’ll also know the pressure is on him to put on a show. He must win this bout, but if he’s to fast-track himself back towards major titles, it’s crucial that he does it in style. Fortunately, for Garcia and his millions of fans worldwide, promoter Golden Boy appear to have selected an opponent he should beat and look good doing so.
When betting on this bout, there’s little, if indeed any, value in backing Garcia to win. To get any kind of value and interest out of this contest, you must look beyond the fight winner market and at the method of victory. Now, you’re looking at predicting which fighter will win and how they will achieve the result, either on points or by knockout.
The smart money looks to be in backing Garcia to win by stoppage. The hottest young talent in professional boxing already has a 21-0-0 record, with 18 wins coming by way of knockout. He has power in both hands, but it’s his speed and angles that break opponents down and either force them to quit or fall flat, encouraging the referee to step in.
That’s exactly what we are going for in this bout, backing Garcia to get rid of his opponent in the middle rounds and giving his army of fans something big to celebrate.
All the talk pre-fight has focussed on Garcia and that return to action, and rightly so. It’s always dangerous looking beyond a fighter or not giving an opponent the credit he deserves, but this is all about the Ryan Garcia show. He’s the man the paying public are here to see, and he’s the fighter who will, without doubt, get his career back on track and go onto bigger and better things.
Garcia has the skills and speed to navigate this challenge without getting himself in too much trouble along the way. Garcia has two jobs on Saturday; to make a return to winning ways and to get a few rounds under his belt to make up for the time away from boxing.
What does Emmanuel Tagoe bring to the party? He’s a respected fighter out of Ghana with a professional record of 32 wins against just one defeat, 15 of those wins coming inside the distance. The one blot on his copybook was inflicted by Lante Addy, but that was on his debut, so we won’t pay too much attention to that result. In more recent times, Tagoe beat Mason Menard on points over ten rounds in Hollywood in November 2020, which takes a bit of the heat off Garcia’s time away.
Despite his record, which is impressive on paper, we aren’t going to get too carried away with Tagoe, as most of his fights have been in his home nation against modest opponents. This is a huge leap up in class for the African, and it won’t take him long to realise that he’s in over his head.
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|Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe Information|
|Fight||Ryan Garcia v Emmanuel Tagoe|
|Location||Alamodome, San Antonia|
|Date and Time||Saturday 9 April, 08:00 pm EST|
|How to watch||Live on DAZN|
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